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Israeli women campaign for desegregation of gendered buses, 2007-2011

Time period
23 February, 2007 to 6 January, 2011
Human Rights
Total points
5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Jessica Seigel, 14/04/2013

In the early 2000s Israeli bus lines began gender segregation as part of a pilot project. The gender segregation was part of the ultra-orthodox community’s religious guidelines. By February of 2007 there were more than thirty gender-segregated Haredi bus routes operating. Most of these bus lines were less expensive and more easily accessible than other bus routes. On 23 February 2007, New York-born novelist, feminist, and observant-Orthodox Jew Naomi Regan was asked to move to the back of a gender-segregated bus in Jerusalem.